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02May2017

Chelyabinsk Airline was the former Aeroflot, Chelyabinsk Division [added]

21Feb2017

JSC Airline was formed on the structure of Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 [added] whose history dates back to 1946

06Dec2016

Rzhevka Air Enterprise (formed in 1992) was the former Aeroflot, Rzhevka division [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Aeroflot  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932 - 1992
Airline Code : SU : ---
Genealogy : Dobrolet >Dobroflot >Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Comments : On 25Mar1932, all civil aviation activities were consolidated under the name of Grazhdansky Vozdushny Flot (Civil Air Fleet), known as Aeroflot. Renamed on 28Jul1992 State owned international, regional and domestic carrier. Launch customer for An-72 in 1977, IL-62 in 1967, IL-86 in 1980, Tu-124 in 1962, Tu-144 in 1975, Tu-154 in 1972, An-24 in 1963 and IL-18D in 1959 [Aeroflot Russian Airlines was formed as Dobrolet but changed to Dobroflot after absorbing the Ukranian company UKVOZDUCHPUT in 1925. On 01Feb1932 all civil aviation activitieswere reorganised as Grazdansij Wozdusnyi Flot, simply known as AEROFLOT. Joined by POLAR AVIATION DIVISION in 1964. AEROFLOT was the largest airline in the world in 1989. Reorganised in 1992 and renamed to AEROFLOT RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and later dropped the 'INTERNATIONAL']
Aeroflot, Aerovolga division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerovolga Division Aeroflot >Tatarstan/Kazan Air Enterprise >Tatarstan Air
Comments : Tatarstan Air was formed as a section of the former Aeroflot Aerovolga division. It was renamed to Tatarstan/Kazan Air Enterprise in 1997 and to present name in 1999. Tatarstan Air started operations on 30Jun1999 & ceased on 31Dec2013. Grounded by Russian Authorities (Rosaviatsia) on 04Jan2014
Aeroflot, Arkhangelsk Civil Aviation Directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Arkhangelsk Civil Aviation Directorate =>Arkhangelsk Airlines
Comments : Aeroflot, Arkhangelsk Civil Aviation Directorate assets were taken over by Arkhangelsk Airlines
Aeroflot, Azerbaijan directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1923* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Azerbaijan directorate >Azerbaijan Airlines
Comments : Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) traces its history back to the establishment of the Aeroflot Azerbaijan directorate in Baku in 1923 & was established on 07Aug1992
Aeroflot, Belgorod Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Belgorod Division >Central Districts Airlines >=>Belgorod Air Enterprise
Comments : Belgorod Air Enterprise was founded in 1995 out of Central Districts Airlines and the Aeroflot Belgorod Division. Liquidated in 2005
Aeroflot, Blagoveshchensk division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1050* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Blagoveshchensk division >Blagoveschensk Air Unit >Amuravia
Comments : Amuravia was originally formed as Aeroflot Blagoveshchensk division, renamed to Blagoveschensk Air Unit in 1992 & then current in 1994. Amuravia ceased operations
Aeroflot, Bratsk division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1967* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Bratsk division >Bratsk Avia >Bratsk Avia Enterprise >Aerobratsk
Comments : Aerobratsk was formed as the Aeroflot Bratsk division in 1967. Renamed to Bratsk Avia and then Bratsk Avia Enterprise before current name
Aeroflot, Bryansk Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Bryansk Division >BRAVIA (Bryansk Air Enterprise)
Comments : Bravia (Bryansk Air Enterprise) was an airline based in Bryansk. It operated scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services in central Russia. It was formerly known as Aeroflot, Bryansk Division
Aeroflot, Bugulma division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Bugulma Division >Bugulma Air Enterprise >Ak Bars Aero
Comments : Ak Bars Aero operations started on 30Jun2000 as Bugulma Air Enterprise from the former Aeroflot division based at Bugulma & had its AOC suspended by Rosaviatsia
Aeroflot, Bykovo division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1950* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Bykovo division >Bykovo Avia >>Centre-Avia Airlines
Comments : Bykovo Avia was formerly Aeroflot Bykovo division. Merged into Centre-Avia Airlines in 1999
Aeroflot, Central Districts directorate (UGATS)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeroflot, Chelyabinsk Division  added in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1944* - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Chelyabinsk Division >Chelyabinsk Airline >>S7
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeroflot, Chernovtsy division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Chernovtsy division >Chernovtsy Aviation Enterprise >Bukovyna Airlines
Comments : Bukovyna Airlines was founded in 1992 as Chernovtsy Aviation Enterprise succeeding Aeroflot, Chernovtsy division with its main base at Chernovtsy International Airport. Charter carrier
Aeroflot, Chita Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Chita Division >ChitaAvia
Comments : ChitaAvia was etablished from the Aeroflot Chita Division in 1991
Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeroflot, Far Eastern division (264 Squadron)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1945 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Far Eastern division (264 Squadron) >Vostok Airlines (Vostok Aviation Company)
Comments : Vostok Airlines was established as Aeroflot, Far Eastern division (264 Squadron) on 15May1945. Started operations on 30Jun1945. Incorporated as a joint stock group in 30Jun1993
Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate became Aeroflot Russian International Airlines
Aeroflot, Izhevsk Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Izhevsk Division >Izthevsk Air Enterprise >Izhavia
Comments : Izhavia was formed from the Aeroflot Izhevsk Division and was originally known as Izthevsk Air Enterprise, which had started operations on 30Jun1992
Aeroflot, Kalinningrad division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1946
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kalinningrad division >Kaliningrad Avia (Kaliningrad Air Enterprise) >KD-Avia
Comments : KD Avia (Kaliningrad Avia) was originally Aeroflot, Kalinningrad division. Reformed on 08Oct1945 & started operations in 1946 as Kaliningrad Avia & ceased on 08Sep2009
Aeroflot, Kaunas division  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kaunas division >City Air Services >Lietuvos avialinijos >Air Lithuania >FlyLAL
Comments : Air Lithuania was established as a state-owned company on 13Sep1991 after the reorganization of Aeroflot division Kaunas. It started charter flights on 15Feb1992 as Lietuva Aviakompanija [FlyLAL was established as government-owned Lietuvos avialinijos on 20Sep1991 & suspended operations on 17Jan2009. FLyLAL was renamed from Lithuanian Airlines which was formerly a regional branch of Aeroflot (Aeroflot, Kaunas division). A scheduled and charter regional passenger and cargo airline that is the national airline of Lithuania]
Aeroflot, Kazakhstan Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1923* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kazakhstan Division >Kazakhstan Airways +>Kazair >Air Kazakhstan
Comments : Air Kazakhstan was established in early 1920s as Aeroflot Kazahkstan Division & started from the remnants of Kazakhstan Airways. Changed to Air Kazakhstan on 10Mar1997. Ceased operations on 29Feb2004
Aeroflot, Khmelnytsky division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Khmelnytsky division >Khmelnitsky Aviation Enterprise >Podillia-Avia
Comments : Podillia-Avia was founded in 1992 under the name Khmelnitsky Aviation Enterprise as a successor to Aeroflot Khmelnytsky division. In 1999 the name was changed to Podillia-Avia
Aeroflot, Kiev directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1956* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerflot, Kiev directorate >Air Ukraine
Comments : Air Ukraine was formed out of the Aeroflot, Kiev directorate in 1992
Aeroflot, Kirov Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kirov Division >Kirov Air Enterprise
Comments : Kirov Air Enterprise was an international and domestic scheduled airline that was formerly the Aeroflot, Kirov Division. Ceased operations on 30 Mr 2012
Aeroflot, Kolpashevo division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Kolpashevo division >Kolpashevo Air Enterprise >>Tomskavia
Comments : Kolpashevo Air Enterprise was formed from the Aeroflot Kolpashevo division. Re-established in 1992 & merged into Tomskavia in 1999
Aeroflot, Komi Directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1967* - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Komi Directorate >Komiaviatrans
Comments : Komiaviatrans was formed in 1967 as the Aeroflot Komi Directorate
Aeroflot, Kotlas division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Kotlas division >Kotlasavia
Comments : Kotlasavia was formed from the Aeroflot Kotlas division
Aeroflot, Krasnoyarsk Civil Aviation Directorate   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeroflot, Kuban Division  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932 - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Kuban Division >Krasnodar Avia >Kuban Airlines
Comments : Kuban Airlines was established as a division of Aeroflot (Aeroflot, Kuban Division) in 1932 and was privatised in 1992 as Krasnodar Avia. Operations had started on 30Jun1932 & ceased on 11Dec2012 & filed for bankruptcy, citing its inability to comply with new Federal Aviation Regulations, FAR-11, which imposed a minimum fleet size of eight aircraft with a seating capacity of at least 55 seats on all commercial carriers
Aeroflot, Kyrgyzstan Directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kyrgyzstan Directorate >Kyrgyzstan Airlines >>Altyn Air >Kyrgyzstan Aircompany >Air Kyrgyzstan
Comments : Kyrgyzstan Airlines (founded 1992) was originally Aeroflot, Kyrgyzstan Directorate & taken over by Altyn Air in 2005 & rebranded as Kyrgyzstan Air Company on 28Jul2006 & then Air Kyrgyzstan in 2013
Aeroflot, Kyzyl Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Kyzyl Division >Tuva Airlines
Comments : Tuva Airlines was formed as Aeroflot Kyzyl Division in 1932 & privatised in 1992. Domestic charters based at Kyzyl Airport
Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932 - 1932
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate >Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise >Leningrad United Air Unit >Polkovo Airlines >>Rossiya
Comments : Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate to Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise. Renamed Leningrad United Air Unit 01Jan1963. To Polkovo Airlines 03Apr1992 &.merged into Rossiya on 29Oct2006
Aeroflot, Lviv Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Lviv Division >Lviv Airlines
Comments : Lviv Airlines was a regional and international scheduled passenger airline that was formed from the Aeroflot Lviv Division by Air Ukraine in 1992. Liquidated on 18Nov2011
Aeroflot, Magadan Civil Aviation Directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Magadan Civil Aviation Directorate >Mavial Magadan Airlines
Comments : Aeroflot, Magadan Civil Aviation Directorate became Mavial Magadan Airlines. Suspended operations in Jul2006
Aeroflot, Makhachkala Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1927* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Makhachkala Division >Makhachkala United Air Detachment >SE (South East) Airlines
Comments : South East Airlines was Aeroflot Makhachkala Division (formed in Feb1927) & formerly known as Makhachkala United Air Detachment. Renamed to Daghestan Airlines in 1996 & current name in early 2010
Aeroflot, Moldovan Independent Squadron   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1944 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Moldovan Independent Squadron >Air Moldova
Comments : Air Moldova can be traced to 19Sep1944, when the Moldovan Independent Squadron was established. Air Moldova was established on 12Jan1993, by the decree of the President
Aeroflot, Moscow Aviation Enterprise   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1942 - 1980
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Moscow Aviation Enterprise >Transport Aviation >Aviatrans Cargo Airlines >ATRAN
Comments : ATRAN was established & started operations in 1942 as an Aeroflot agency, with the name Moscow Aviation Enterprise. Operations started on 30Jun1990 as Aviatrans Cargo Airlines. Aviatrans Cargo Airlines was rebranded as ATRAN on 01Jan1997
Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeroflot, Nalchik division  added in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Nalchik division >Nalchik Air Enterprise >Elbrus-Avia
Comments : [Elbrus-Avia was formerly the Aeroflot Nalchik division and Nalchik Air Enterprise. Elbrus-Avia was founded in 1998. Nalchik (NAL) based international and regional scheduled carrier. Russian Federal Air Transport Agency canceled its AOC on 15Apr2009]
Aeroflot, Nikolayevsk-na-Amure Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Nikolayevsk-na-Amure Division >Nikolaesvk-na-Amure United Air Detachment >Khabarovsk Airlines
Comments : Nikolaesvk-na-Amure United Air Detachment was formed in 1992. It was formerly the Aeroflot Nikolayevsk-na-Amure Division
Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Yug Avia + Donskie Avialinii =>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia >>Rossiya
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeroflot, Orenburg division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Orenburg division >OrenAir
Comments : OrenAir was formed from the Aeroflot, Orenburg division which was established in 1932. Operations started on 30Jun1992
Aeroflot, Perm Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1968 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Perm Division >Perm Airlines
Comments : Perm Airlines was established and started operations in 1968. It was formed from the Aeroflot, Perm Division. Had its license revoked on 16May2009
Aeroflot, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1936 - 1940
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Division >Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky Air Enterprise
Comments : Petropavlosk-Kamchatski Air Enterprise traces its history back to 01Jan1940. Developed from the former Aeroflot, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Division (1936). Operations started 30Jun1948
Aeroflot, Polyarnya Aviatsiya   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Polyarnya Aviatsiya >>Aeroflot
Comments : Aeroflot, Polyarnaya Aviatsiya (Polar Aviation) was a division of Aeroflot founded in 1931 as independent company by the Main Directorate of the North Seaside Path. Into Aeroflot in 1960
Aeroflot, Pskov division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1944* - 1944
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Pskov division >Pskovavia
Comments : Pskovavia is charter cargo carrier that was originally the Aeroflot Pskov division. Operations started on 30Jun1944
Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division >Yug Avia + Donskie Avialinii =>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia >>Rossiya
Comments : Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division was renamed to Yug Avia
Aeroflot, Ryazan division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeroflot, Rzhevka division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Rzhevka division >Rzhevka Air Enterprise
Comments : Rzhevka Air Enterprise (formed in 1992) was the former Rzhevka division of Aeroflot. Regional passenger and cargo services that ceased operating
Aeroflot, Saransk division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1950* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Saransk division >Saransk Air Enterprise >Mordovia Air
Comments : Mordovia Air was formed as Aeroflot's Saransk division. Reformed as Saransk Air Enterprise in 1992, Operations started 30Jun1992. Renamed in 2006 but AOC revoked on 12Feb2013
Aeroflot, Saratov Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1931 - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Saratov Division >Saravia >Saratov Airlines
Comments : Saratov Airlines was formerly Aeroflot, Saratov Division & started on 30Jun1931. Renamed to Saravia and to current name in 2013
Aeroflot, Sverdlovsk 2nd Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1923 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Sverdlovsk 2nd Division >2nd Sverdlovsk Air Enterprise >Uktus Avia
Comments : Sverdlovsk 2nd Air Enterprise was formerly known as Aeroflot Sverdlovsk 2nd Division. Sverdlovsk 2nd Air Enterprise became Uktus on 14Dec2009
Aeroflot, Tajikistan Directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1937 - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Stalinabad Aero-Centre >Aeroflot Tajikistan Directorate >Tajik Air >Tajikistan Airlines >Tajik Air
Comments : Tajik Air was established as Stalinabad Aero-Centre on 03Sep1924 and became the Aeroflot Tajikistan Directorate. Renamed to Tajikistan Airlines and back to Tajik Air
Aeroflot, Tambov Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1950* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Tambov Division >Aviata (Tambov Airline)
Comments : Tambov Avia (Aviata) was formerly Aeroflot, Tambov Division. Regional charter passenger services but AOC revoked in 2009
Aeroflot, Tomsk Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Tomsk Division >Tomsk Air Enterprise >Tomskavia
Comments : Tomskavia was formed in 1992 & operations started on 30Jun1992 as Tomsk Air Enterprise. Originally the Aeroflot Tomsk Division. It had its AOC suspended by Rosaviatsia on 17Apr2015
Aeroflot, Tyumen Division (Tyumen Civil Aviation Division)  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1967* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tyumen Civil Aviation Division >Tyumenaviatrans >Utair >Azur Air Ukraine
Comments : [Azur Air Ukraine was formed on 07Feb1967 as Tyumen Civil Aviation Division. Re-established on 25Mar1992 as Tyumenaviatrans. Renamed to Utair in 2002 & Azur Air Ukraine on 30Nov2015]
Aeroflot, Ulan-Ude division  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Ulan-Ude division >Ulan-Ude Air Express >Buryatia-Buryat Airlines >Buryat Airlines >Bural
Comments : [Bural was formed as Aeroflot, Ulan-Ude division. Renamed to Ulan-Ude Air Express, then Buryatia-Buryat Airlines, Buryat Airlines & fimnally Bural. The airline ceased operations in 2016 and had its AOC revoked in 2017]
Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises >Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate >Ural Airlines
Comments : Ural Airlines was founded in 1943 as Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises (Aeroflot). Absorbed into Aeroflot as Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation. Became a joint stock company under the laws of the Russian Federation on 28Dec1993. Ural took over all routes previously operated by Aviaprad on 11Feb2008
Aeroflot, Uzbekistan Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1950* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Uzbekistan Division >Uzbekistan Airways
Comments : Uzbekistan Airways was established on 28Jan1992, & took over the operations of the Uzbekistan division of Aeroflot on 31May1992
Aeroflot, Vnukovo division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Vnukovo division >Vnukovo Airlines >>Siberian Airlines >S7
Comments : Originally the Aeroflot Vnukovo division, Vnukovo Airlines commenced operations in 1994 as Vnukovo Air Enterprise, which had been spun off from Aeroflot. Acquired by Siberian Airlines
Aeroflot, Volgograd Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1945* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Volgograd Division >Volga Airlines >Volga-Avia Express >Air Volga
Comments : Air Volga was formed in 1992 from Aeroflotv Volgograd Division & renamed to Volga Airlines, again to Volga-Avia Express and then to it's current name On 01Apr2010, Air Volga operations ceased
Aeroflot, Vologda division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1963 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Vologda Air Detachment >Aeroflot Vologda division >Vologda Air Enterprise
Comments : Following its creation in Apr1943 the air detachment based at Vologda became the Aeroflot Vologda division in 1963. In 1991, the company was renamed as Vologda Air Enterprise
Aeroflot, Voronezh Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Voronezh Division >Voronezhavia (Voronezh Avia) >>Polet
Comments : Voronezhavia (Voronezh Avia) was the former Aeroflot Voronezh Division & had Its flight operations had been taken over by Polet Airline
Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1950* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate >Yakutaviatrans >Sakha Avia + Yakutavia =>Yakutia Airlines
Comments : [Yakutia, founded as Sakha Avia (started operations on 30Jun1993), former Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate in 1925. Previously known as Yakutaviatrans, merged with Yakutavia as Yakutia. Yakutia operated its first flight, a Tu-154 on route Yakutsk – Moscow – Yakutsk on 30Dec2002]
Aeroflot, Zhigansk Division   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1980* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot's Zhigansk Division >Zhigansk Air Enterprise
Comments : Zhigansk Air Enterprise was originally formed as Aeroflot Zhigansk division
Aeronaut   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1922 - 1927
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeronaut was established on 22Mar1921 & ceased operations on 11Jan1927. Estonian carrier that operated into Finland in 1923.
Aviaarktika   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1930 - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aviaarktika >>Aeroflot
Comments : Aviaarktika was the flying branch of the Department of Polar Aviation of Glavsevmorput. Started operations on 01Sep1930 and was absorbed by Aeroflot on 03Jan1960
Avialat   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1988* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Avialat was announced by Vozdushnyi Transport in Sep1988, as the first independent Soviet airline
Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrs)  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1921 - 1937
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrs) >>Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Comments : Deruluft was a joint Soviet-German airline, established on 24Nov1921. Opened its first service to Moscow from Königsberg on 01May1922 & was dissolved on 31Mar1937 [AEROFLOT RUSSIAN AIRLINES was formed as DOBROLET but changed to DOBROFLOT after absorbing the Ukranian company UKVOZDUCHPUT. In 1932 all civil aviation activitieswere reorganised as Grazdansij Wozdusnyi Flot, simply known as AEROFLOT. Joined by POLAR AVIATION DIVISION in 1964. AEROFLOT was the largest airline in the world in 1989. Reorganised in 1992 and renamed to AEROFLOT RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and later dropped the 'INTERNATIONAL']
Dnipropetrovsk Integrated Air Squad (Aeroflot)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1933 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Dnipropetrovsk Integrated Air Squad (Aeroflot) >Dniproavia
Comments : Dniproavia was established in 1933 as Dnipropetrovsk Integrated Air Squad (Aeroflot). Became a joint stock company on 22Jun1996. Started operations on 30Jun1996. On 09Jan2013 the company ceased all operations, but some flights were resumed on 01Feb2013
Dobroflot  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1925 - 1932
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Dobrolet >Dobroflot >Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Comments : [Aeroflot Russian Airlines was formed as Dobrolet but changed to Dobroflot after absorbing the Ukranian company UKVOZDUCHPUT in 1925. On 01Feb1932 all civil aviation activitieswere reorganised as Grazdansij Wozdusnyi Flot, simply known as AEROFLOT. Joined by POLAR AVIATION DIVISION in 1964. AEROFLOT was the largest airline in the world in 1989. Reorganised in 1992 and renamed to AEROFLOT RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and later dropped the 'INTERNATIONAL']
Dobrolyot (Dobrolet)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1923 - 1929
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Dobrolet >Dobroflot >Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Comments : Dobrolet was founded on 17Mar1923 & started first services on 15Jul1923
Dobrolyot USSR   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1929 - 1930
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Dobrolyot + Zakavia =>Dobrolyot USSR….>Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Comments : On 29Oct1930, Dobrolyot was abolished, forming the basis for the Central administration of the Civil air fleet (GU GVF), later becoming Aeroflot
Domodedovo United Air Detachment  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1964 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Domodedovo United Air Detachmen >Domodedovo Civil Aviation Production Association (Domodedovo CAPA) >Domodedova Airlines
Comments : Domodedovo Airlines was established in Mar1964 & operated its first revenue service on 25Mar1964 as Domodedovo United Air Detachment. Ceased operations on 01Nov2008
First Antonov Air Boat Company (FAABCO)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Glavvozdukhflot (Chief Administration of the Civil Air Fleet)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1921 - 1921*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Glavvozdukhflot began mail and passenger flights on the Moscow-Oryol-Kursk-Kharkov route on 01May1921
Grazdanskij Wozdusnyi Flot   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Kazakhstan Expedition No 9  added in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946* - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 >Burundai United Aviation Division >BurundaiAvia >JSC Airline
Comments : [JSC AIRLINE was formed on the structure of Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 whose history dates back to 1946. In 1965 it was renamed to BURUNDAI UNITED AVIATION DIVISION. Renamed to BURUNDAIAVIA in 1997 and to the current name in 2002]
Kuybesher Aviation Enterprise   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1961 - 1961*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Kuybesher Aviation Enterprise >KuAO (Kuybesher Joint Aviation Squadron) >Samara Airlines
Comments : Samara Airlines was established in 1961 as Kuybesher Aviation Enterprise and was renamed to KuAO (Kuybesher Joint Aviation Squadron)
Leningrad United Air Unit   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1963 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate >St. Petersburg Avia >Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise >Leningrad United Air Unit >Polkovo Airlines >>Rossiya
Comments : [Pulkovo Airlines was established on 24Jun1932 as Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate. became St. Petersburg Avia & to Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise. Renamed Leningrad United Air Unit 01Jan1963. To Polkovo Airlines 03Apr1992 &.merged into Rossiya on 29Oct2006
MIAT Mongolian Civil Air Transportation Corporation   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1956 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : MIAT Mongolian Civil Air Transportation Corporation >MIAT (Mongolian Airlines)
Comments : MIAT was formed as MIAT Mongolian Civil Air Transportation Corporation with assistance from Aeroflot. Started operations on 07Jul1956. Renamed & MIAT began operations on 12Aug1993
NCAA   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1940 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : NCAA >Khazar Air >>Turkmenistan Airlines
Comments : Khazar Air was founded in 1940 as NCAA*. Renamed in 1992. [Turkmenistan Airlines is the national carrier of Turkmenistan. It operated under 3 divisions, Askal Air, Khazar Air & Lebap Air but are all under the same umbrella. Initially formed as Akhal Turkmenistan. Eventually ceased operating]
Novokuznetsky United Air Traffic Unit   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1953 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nilvokuznetsky United Air Traffic Unit >NovokuznetskyAvia State Enterprise >Aerokuznetsk Joint Stock Company >Aerokuzbass
Comments : Aerokuzbass was formed as Novokuznetsky United Air Traffic Unit in 1952 & renamed to NovokuznetskyAvia State Enterprise in 1991. Renamed to Aerokuznetsk Joint Stock Company
Novosibirsk Air Squad   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1929* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nilvosibirsk Air Squad >Novosibirsk Air Enterprise
Comments : Novosibirsk Air Enterprise was established & started operations in 1929 as Novosibirsk Air Squad. In 1995 it was reorganized to the state-owned Novosibirsk Air Enterprise. AOC was cancelled in Jul2011
Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932 - 1963
Airline Code : FV : PLK
Genealogy : Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate >St. Petersburg Avia >Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise >Leningrad United Air Unit >Polkovo Airlines >>Rossiya
Comments : [Pulkovo Airlines was established on 24Jun1932 as Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate. became St. Petersburg Avia & to Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise. Renamed Leningrad United Air Unit 01Jan1963. To Polkovo Airlines 03Apr1992 &.merged into Rossiya on 29Oct2006]
Sakhalin United Detachment   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932 - 1932*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sakhalin United Detachment >Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy >Vladivostok Air + SAT Airlines =x
Comments : Sakhalin United Detachment started operations on 27Aug1932
Stalinabad Aero-Centre   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1924 - 1937
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Stalinabad Aero-Centre >Aeroflot Tajikistan Directorate >Tajik Air >Tajikistan Airlines >Tajik Air
Comments : Tajik Air was established as Stalinabad Aero-Centre on 03Sep1924 and became the Aeroflot Tajikistan Directorate. Renamed to Tajikistan Airlines and back to Tajik Air
Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1943 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises >Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate >Ural Airlines
Comments : Ural Airlines was founded in 1943 as Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises (Aeroflot). Absorbed into Aeroflot as Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation. Became a joint stock company under the laws of the Russian Federation on 28Dec1993. Ural took over all routes previously operated by Aviaprad on 11Feb2008
Tolmachevo State Aviation Enterprise   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1957* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tolmachevo State Aviation Enterprise >Siberia Airlines >S7
Comments : S7 Airlines evolved from the Tolmachevo State Aviation Enterprise in May1957, and reorganised into Siberia Airlines in May1992. Rebranded as S7 Airlines on 15Mar2005
Tomsk Production Aviation Amalgamation   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Tomsk Division >Tomsk Air Enterprise >Tomskavia
Comments : Tomskavia was formed in 1992 as Tomsk Air Enterprise and had originally been the Aeroflot Tomsk Division. It had its AOC suspended by Rosaviatsia on 17Apr2015
Ukrvozdukhput   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1925 - 1929
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ukrvozdukhput >>Dobrolyot USSR….>Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Comments : Ukrvozdukhput was established in 1925 & began operating on 15Apr1925. It was the second scheduled airline ever in the Soviet Union
Ukvozdukhput (Ukrvozdukhput)(Ukranian Airways)  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1925 - 1932
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ukvozdukhput + Dobrolet =>Dobroflot...>Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Comments : Ukvozdukhput was founded in 1925 & began services on 15Apr1925
Vologda Air Detachment   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1943* - 1963
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Vologda Air Detachment >Aeroflot Vologda division >Vologda Air Enterprise
Comments : Following its creation in Apr1943 the air detachment based at Vologda became the Aeroflot Vologda division in 1963. In 1991, the company was renamed as Vologda Air Enterprise
Zakavia (i)  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1923 - 1929
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Zakavia >>Dobrolyot USSR….> >Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Comments : Zakavia was formed on 10May1923 and started in Apr1923 in Georgia. Zakavia plus similar organizations in the Soviet republics, was merged into Dobrolyot USSR, a predecessor of Aeroflot Founded in Georgia. [AEROFLOT RUSSIAN AIRLINES was formed as DOBROLET but changed to DOBROFLOT after absorbing the Ukranian company UKVOZDUCHPUT. In 1932 all civil aviation activitieswere reorganised as Grazdansij Wozdusnyi Flot, simply known as AEROFLOT. Joined by POLAR AVIATION DIVISION in 1964. AEROFLOT was the largest airline in the world in 1989. Reorganised in 1992 and renamed to AEROFLOT RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and later dropped the 'INTERNATIONAL'].
Zakavia (ii)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aeroflot Abakan division >Abakan Air Enterprise >Khakasia Airlines >>Vladivostok Air + SAT Airlines =>Aurora
Comments : No further information at this time